I have the perfect book…Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart. Author Glenys Nellist has written another fabulous book in the Love Letters series (if you have never heard of this series check out Love Letters from God, Little Love Letters from God, and Christmas Love Letters from God). In this series titled Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart, Glenys beautifully re-tells the story of fourteen different women of the Bible. Some of the women include Eve, Miriam, Deborah, Mary (mother of Jesus), Martha, Mary Magdalene and others. Each story includes a Bible verse for your daughter and a lift-the-flap love letter from God in which she can personalize the letter by writing in her own name.
What makes this book a good resource for that special girl in your life?
As a mother of two girls, I want to teach them that God loves everyone, speaks to everyone, and can use anyone to do His will. I believe it’s important for them to see how God used women from Bible times to do mighty things for Him. You don’t have to be special, have a lot of money, be important, or even be popular to be seen, known, loved, or used by God. God loves everyone and can use anyone to accomplish His perfect will.
My 9-year old daughter and I sat down to read this book together. As we came to every story, she would tell me whether she knew the story or not. I was surprised to hear that she did not know several of these women. My initial thought was, “I need to do a better job of broadening the stories we learn from the Bible!” But then I thought, “I can use this book to help me teach her about these amazing women from the Bible!” Our time together reading this book turned into a special moment for me to share with her and teach her about some pretty cool women in the Bible.
I decided to ask her a few questions about the book. Here are her responses:
Which of these stories was your favorite and why? I loved the story of Mary the mother of Jesus because I love to hear about the birth of Jesus.
Which of the Bible verses that are included in the book was your favorite? I like the verse that was included in the story of Miriam that was from Isaiah 41:13, “I am the Lord your God. I take hold of your right hand. I say to you, ‘Do not be afraid.'”
If you could go back in time and visit one of these women from the Bible, who would you visit and why? I would like to visit Deborah because she was not afraid. She was very brave.
As I listened to her responses, I could see there was a theme…do not be afraid. My child was learning there is no reason to fear in this life. God gave Deborah strength and courage to defeat Sisera and his army. He also gave Mary faith and courage as she became the mother of Jesus. God gave my daughter this special Bible verse from Isaiah that showed her when she gets afraid, all she has to do is remember that He holds her hand and whispers peace to calm her fears. This makes a mama’s heart smile!
I am excited to announce that Zonderkidz is giving away a free copy of this book! If you would like to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this blog post. A winner will be announced on Monday, April 24th.
**All entrants must live in the United States. Zonderkidz cannot ship to P.O. Boxes. You must have a physical address.
If you would like to learn more about the author, Glenys Nellist, and listen to her story of why she wrote this book, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnsp-OL-WCs&t=14s
To read more about this book, you can click on this Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Letters-Bible-Stories-Girls-Heart/dp/0310753287/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
I know that special girl in your life will be blessed by this book and I hope you will grab a copy of it! Thank you, Glenys, for sharing the Word of God with all children!